Seeded Simona Halep makes history with first-round US Open loss

US Open begins with stunning upset of No. 1 woman

US Open begins with stunning upset of No. 1 woman

Women's Tennis Association world No. 1 Simona Halep made history Monday morning, but in a way she'll undoubtedly want to forget.

Romania's Halep became the first top-seeded woman to lose in the first round of the US Open. That's 50 years this feat has gone untouched.

The French Open champion arrived at Flushing Meadows as one of the hot favourites and declared herself free of pressure after breaking her grand slam duck at Roland Garros.

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It was the first match at the rebuilt Louis Armstrong Stadium. Halep, however, has already secured her rank through the tournament, so she will remain No. 1. Last year, the U.S. Open began with eighth players vying for the No. 1 ranking.

Frustration boiled over for the Romanian No.1 as she destroyed her racquet early in the second set but she showed great fight to recover both the two breaks she suffered to keep her hopes alive. She struggled throughout Monday's match with Kanepi and coughed up 28 unforced errors.

Halep had looked ready for a long run in NY after she won the Rogers Cup this month and narrowly missed out on back-to-back titles after losing to Kiki Bertens in the Cincinnati final.

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